5 Secret Delights Just off the Highway in Serenbe
Just off I-85, south of Atlanta and tucked into the serene shade of Chattahoochee Hill Country is the incredibly beautiful land that makes up the Serenbe community. Buildings ooze farmhouse charm while maintaining a nationally recognized eco-friendly footprint that makes a trip to the community a must for any visitor to Georgia.
Only 30 minutes from Atlanta, visitors are greeted by fresh air, farm life and a village among the 1,000 acres, including the renowned restaurant The Farmhouse at Serenbe. Within minutes of your arrival at Serenbe, you’ll understand why the area has been dubbed the “Sonoma for the New South” by the New York Times.
Serenbe isn’t just a few farmhouses, a village and some great restaurants. It’s a community with schools, stores, festivals, and a hotel. Here are a few of my must-visit stops on a trip to Serenbe.
Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop
The Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop is the smallest Silver LEED-certified building in the United States. Cupcake flavors vary daily, so visit their Facebook page before you go.
Explore the organic farm that supplies vegetables to select restaurants in Atlanta, as well as local restaurants Halsa, The Farmhouse, Serenbe General Store and The Hill. Produce is sold April through October at the Serenbe Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings, and visitors can tour the farms on Saturday afternoons to learn more about organic farming practices.
The Farmhouse at Serenbe
The Farmhouse at Serenbe has become known for its fried chicken lunch, which is served Saturdays and Sundays. The menu changes weekly depending on what is in season on the farm. Be sure to make reservations before you go.
Unique finds abound in the shops at Serenbe. From the local, handmade items at The Ballog to vegan hair and skincare products at Chai and carefully curated books at Hills & Hamlets Bookshop, among many more adorable boutiques and stores, you'll be delighted by what you find on your trip. Check store hours before you go.
The Inn at Serenbe
Want more out of your visit? Perfect for weekend getaways and romantic overnight stays, The Inn at Serenbe has several different types of accommodations to choose from, including the main house, guest house, cottages and village suites.
For an escape from the hustle and bustle of reality, escape to the eco oasis that is Serenbe.